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Take a closer look at the details, and you’ll see why people and businesses are choosing DuPage. We have the right mix of the details, including a premier location and a highly educated workforce that call it ‘home’. The results are big.

OCCUPATION EMPLOYMENT AVG. ANNUAL WAGE LOCATION QUOTIENT
MANAGEMENT 47,477 $118,700 1.20
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL OPERATIONS 42,049 $73,400 1.25
COMPUTER & MATHEMATICAL 30,335 $87,000 1.58
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING 12,043 $81,900 1.09
LIFE, PHYSICAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE 4,323 $70,600 0.81
COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICE 7,042 $49,700 0.67
LEGAL  3,989 $101,300 0.75
EDUCATION, TRAINING & LIBRARY 29,331 $61,400 0.80
ARTS, DESIGN, ENTER., SPORTS & MEDIA 9,850 $53,700 0.84
HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS & TECHNICAL 32,334 $80,400 0.87
HEALTHCARE SUPPORT  16,205 $32,800 0.88
PROTECTIVE SERVICE 11,554 $44,200 0.82
FOOD PREPARATION & SERVING RELATED 46,803 $23,600 0.83
BUILDING & GROUNDS CLEANING & MAINT. 21,441 $31,300 0.93
PERSONAL CARE & SERVICE 19,732 $27,700 0.77
SALES & RELATED 71,836 $46,900 1.07
OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 106,367 $39,300 1.10
FARMING, FISHING & FORESTRY 852 $33,000 0.20
CONSTRUCTION & EXTRACTION  23,287 $68,300 0.79
INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE & REPAIR 24,949 $51,900 1.00
PRODUCTION 44,057 $37,800 1.11
TRANSPORTATION & MATERIAL MOVING 49,322 $36,100 1.11
TOTAL – ALL OCCUPATIONS 655,177 $53,300 1.00
Source: JobsEQ, March 2018
INSTITUTION CITY TOTAL
ENROLLMENT
NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE NAPERVILLE 121
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE GLEN ELLYN 28,000
INSTITUTION CITY TOTAL
STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE
STUDENTS
GRADUATE
STUDENTS
DEVRY UNIVERSITY MULTIPLE 15,096 11,347 3,299
CHAMBERLIN COLLEGE OF NURSING ADDISON 28,000  28,000  N/A
NATIONAL UNIV. OF HEALTH SCIENCES LOMBARD 576 66 510
NORTHERN SEMINARY LOMBARD 250 N/A 250
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WHEATON 288 47 38
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY AURORA 125    
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY LISLE 5,954 1,910 4,044
ELMHURST COLLEGE ELMHURST 3,246 2,846 400
MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY DOWNERS GROVE 2,932 N/A 2,932
NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE NAPERVILLE 2,700 2,700 260
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY LISLE 1,160 182 978
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY NAPERVILLE 2,979 234 2,740
WHEATON COLLEGE WHEATON 3,350 2,850 500
OLIVET NAZARENE COLLEGE OAK BROOK 180 N/A 180
IS THE STATE RIGHT-TO-WORK?  No  
% OF WORKFORCE ORGANIZED 16.20% 876,000
Data is for the State of Illinois. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

In 2017, 91 businesses chose their place in DuPage County. In fact, DuPage ranked 2nd in the region in terms of total projects.

Projects are defined by meeting one of the following criteria: $1 million invested, 20,000 square-feet of new or improved space, 50 jobs created or retained, headquarters facility, or Choose DuPage involvement. These DuPage County projects represent $618 million invested, 5,960 jobs created or retained, and 7 million square-feet of new or improved space.

For a complete list of projects in 2017, please view our 2017 Annual Report (page 22).

Source: World Business Chicago and Choose DuPage World Business Chicago and Choose DuPage capture project information from media outlets, press releases, company websites, subscription services, and internal reporting. The quality of each record depends on the availability of data and resources to input and confirm information. Data is finalized in the first quarter of the following year to allow for time lag in project reporting: year-to-date numbers are subject to revision and addition of projects.
INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT AVG. ANNUAL WAGES
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY FISHING & HUNTING 560 $36,338
MINING, QUARRYING & OIL & GAS EXTRACTION 291 $69,376
UTILITIES 2,600 $116,845
CONSTRUCTION 31,041 $72,751
MANUFACTURING 56,388 $69,973
WHOLESALE TRADE 52,185 $85,473
RETAIL TRADE 63,751 $32,547
TRANSPORTATION & WAREHOUSING 31,686 $59,635
INFORMATION 12,933 $78,918
FINANCE & INSURANCE 32,924 $98,536
REAL ESTATE & RENTAL & LEASING 10,577 $66,398
PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL SVCS 62,767 $87,964
MANAGEMENT OF COMPANIES & ENTERPRISES 21,943 $130,400
ADMINISTRATIVE & SUPPORT & WASTE MANAGEMENT & REMEDIATION SERVICES 58,361 $43,616
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 42,040 $51,335
HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE 73,510 $56,178
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION 12,743 $21,487
ACCOMODATION & FOOD SERVICES 47,045 $21,227
OTHER SERVICES (EXCEPT PUBLIC ADMIN) 26,850 $39,615
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 13,813 $68,971
UNCLASSIFIED 1,169 $35,434
TOTAL – ALL INDUSTRIES 655,177 $61,671
Source: JobsEQ, March 2018
NAME CITY COUNTY AFFILIATION RESEARCH SPECIALTY ANNUAL FUNDING TOTAL EMPLOYEES
ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY LEMONT DUPAGE NON-PROFIT RESEARCH LAB ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & NATIONAL SECURITY UNKNOWN 3,298
FERMILAB BATAVIA DUPAGE NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH UNKNOWN 1,750

POPULATION

POPULATION BY AGE GROUP 930,514 100.00%
UNDER 18 YEARS 218,771 23.50%
18-24 YEARS 82,362 8.90%
25-34 YEARS 118,562 12.70%
35-44 YEARS 120,912 13.00%
45-54 YEARS 139,413 15.00%
55-64 YEARS 125,632 13.50%
65-74 YEARS 72,343 7.80%
75 YEARS AND OVER 52,519 5.60%
MEDIAN AGE 38.9  

HOUSEHOLDS

TOTAL HOUSING UNITS 357,549
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $81,521
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION  
UNDER $34,999  
$35,000-$49,000  
$50,000-$74,999  
$75,000 AND ABOVE  

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

NO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 33,181 6.60%
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 83,261 16.50%
SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE 95,981 19.00%
ASSOCIATES DEGREE 38,696 7.70%
BACHELOR’S DEGREE 156,015 30.90%
POST-GRADUATE DEGREE 97,385 19.30%
Source: JobsEQ, March 2018, US Census